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Good People - Good Water - Good Fish

A weird name for a trout stream, "The Branch," but that is what Google and Apple Maps call this creek.  The trout water was not a planned place to catch my New York Trout; it just showed up on a hiking day.

After fishing on the more famous branches of the Ausable with no luck, even after some of the most beautiful hatches you could ever see, I needed to find a small creek.  Small creeks carry native Brooke Trout, which are hard to catch, but I have lots of experience. 

This first crack was before a hiking day, but after 20 minutes, Lauren and I decided to hit the trail.  On a random day of shopping and eating, we happen to pass the little "The Branch" and I convinced Lauren this was the best place to catch my New York fish as I was running out of time.  On my fifth cast, I hooked a Brookie in front of a large boulder just before a bridge. Thank God I was lucky! We spent another 40 minutes trying to catch another one, but Lauren and I had no luck.

New York Done!

Ferry from New to Vermont
Ferry from New to Vermont
Ice Jam Inn & Restaurant
Ice Jam Inn & Restaurant
Upper Jay, NY
Strawberry Hill
Upper Jay, NY
Outside of Lake Placid
Outside of Lake Placid
The Branch Creek
The Branch Creek
The Branch Creek
The Branch Creek, Wild Brooke Trout
Strawberry Hill
Lake Placid
Upper Jay
Lake Placid
Ausable River
Ausable River
Upper Jay